How to Fix Coming Over the Top with the Drill
Coming over the top or hitting from the top is a common mistake for a beginner or high handicapper.
When you come over the top, you will cut across the ball and pull it or slice the ball. You won't hit it very far with this type of swing at all.
I see this move among low handicappers as well. If you don't hit your longer club such as utilities, fairway woods and driver well, you might be coming over the top.
IF you come over the top, you might be forced to hit a slice, pull, fat shot, shank and so on.
The Drill to Fix it
Here is a drill to fix your problem. But before trying this drill, change your grip to a stronger grip. Rotate both of your hands toward right until you see 3 knuckles of your left hand at address.
Have someone help you for this drill.
1) Ask your friend to hold the old shaft or club horizontally about 15 inches off the ground
2) Try to swing a club so that the clubhead goes under the shaft that your friend is holding
As you swing through, try to watch the clubhead going under the old shaft that your friend is holding. This will help you not slide toward left on the downswing and keep your head back throught impact.
You don't have to hit the ball with this drill. Just take 20 practice swings. Do 5 sets.
If you wear a watch on your left hand, make sure that your watch will face toward the ground through impact. This will help you hit the ball long and straight.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker